Month: March 2021

company culture

Driver Culture is Defined by Communication

Have you ever thought about the role of a feedback program for your trucking company's driver culture? For trucking companies, gathering feedback and taking action on it can fall pretty low on your large list of priorities. But did you know that a feedback program can be the engine that keeps your trucking company on the road? Using a feedback tool as the foundation of your overall human resource efforts can help you achieve your goals in a meaningful and efficient way. (Read: Cut that to-do…


what your drivers aren't telling you

What Your Drivers Aren’t Telling You

These days, there’s a lot of talk about “work culture” and how to retain your best employees, especially when there aren’t enough drivers available to fill your open lanes. At the root of a solid work culture that benefits both employers and employees is one key factor: communication. So, do you know exactly what your drivers aren't telling you about your company? If you’re not using some type of feedback program that encourages honesty, odds are that you don’t know your drivers as well as you…


how workhound works

The Evidence that WorkHound Works

We’re firm believers in the importance of offering employees a meaningful way to provide feedback. But a key part of that is knowing that what’s measured gets managed, and so we’ve worked hard to establish data to provide evidence that WorkHound works. In order for a feedback mechanism or program to be effective and worth investing in, it needs to be useful in the work you do. In other words, it needs to work for you, rather than against you! We believe in the way WorkHound works — and that’s…


pandemic trucking industry

Driving Change: The Pandemic’s Effects on the Trucking Industry

As we all reflect on the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on the trucking industry are in-focus at WorkHound.  While many of the effects were challenging, some of the pandemic’s effects on the trucking industry have been positive — and that’s especially true for communication. During 2020 and the first part of 2021, the trucking industry has taken significant strides forward in several areas with a direct impact on drivers.  With an eye on keeping drivers safe, companies within the…


anonymous driver feedback

You Don’t Need to Know Who Said It to Solve It

All feedback has value. But there’s a tremendous upside to anonymous driver feedback — both for the employees providing the feedback and the companies that receive it. Despite those benefits, though, there’s still some resistance related to feedback that can’t be tied back to a specific employee. We get many questions from trucking companies about whether anonymous feedback will keep them from taking the necessary action to retain employees and reduce turnover. To that question, we say: why?…